Yeah, it's the old ink I'm feeling. Coaxing it off the antique papers and into my new work is endlessly fascinating to me at the moment, and I've developed some cool techniques for doing that. Glad you enjoyed.
there´s very painterly looks on this collage . Apparently actual paints were not used . There is illusion of painting and illusion of perspective , nonethless the text fits in the picture well , like it was born to it . And there is some conradicting messages between the text and the images . Visually fine and thought provoking work .
Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment. No, no paint was used...just old paper rich with ink, layered on like a big parfait and then carefully excavated. What happens is that the ink releases into the glue beneath it, and if the excavation is careful enough (and I get into the zone and am very careful indeed), the color of the ink--and the inked images and words--are preserved layer upon layer upon layer. I am gratified that you picked up on the contradictions in the piece, too--not many people take the time to see the fruit as a symbol of primordial temptation, which I had intended. That whole apple in the Garden of Eden thing....
Your method sounds a bit like a monotype printing or opening a mould cast for a statue . But how doesn´t the text appear as a mirror image when printed this way ? .. you must use paper with the images and letters on the one side only so they transfer thru the paper as they are written , i quess . Wonderful colors and textures are transmitted with this method of yours i can see
Transferred text IS mirror image, as you can see in the text at the bottom left and in some of the text in the white horizontal strips. The "turned his head away" text is readable because I put that down first and then did the red car over it as a décollaged transfer. The process is efinitely like opening a mold, in that one never knows what will be revealed at the end. I like that aspect of serendipity.